One thing he had learned after the bad accident of 19 July 2020 that caused him to fracture his right arm: never again unnecessary risks. Faithful to this lesson, Marc Marquez has decided to postpone his return to the track after the three operations caused by a hasty attempt to re-enter the race. Endless complications and a humerus infection that lengthened his recovery, with the prospect of an infinite hospital stay, convinced him not to risk it. Having heard the opinion of the doctors, the Spanish phenomenon announced on Monday 22, in a note from Honda, the decision to skip the opening of the season scheduled for Sunday 28 in Qatar. Marquez will undergo a new medical check-up on April 12th and this means that he will also give up the next Grand Prix scheduled for Losail on April 4th.
A trip to Qatar for take the vaccine offered by the local government in view of the race it seemed almost the confirmation of a twist that would have increased the anticipation for the first Grand Prix of the year. Instead, after a consultation with the doctors, Marquez threw in the towel: The doctors advised me to be cautious – the Cervera rider wrote in the press release -. Better not take any chances after such a long period of inactivity. I would have liked to have run the first race of the World Championship, instead he will work to reach the optimal condition to be able to compete. Marquez will continue to train to recover sufficient form to withstand the commitment required to ride a nearly 300hp motorcycle. But only a matter of time, the time of return is approaching.
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